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Diana Nyad's 5th Time Was A Charm! Completes Historical Swim From Cuba To Florida!

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diana nyad completes swim cuba florida

She must be some sort of shark whisperer!

But more than that, she is one helluva AH-Mazing swimmer.

After failing with four previous attempts, Diana Nyad has completed the 103-mile swim from Havana, Cuba to the Southern tip of Florida at the ridiculous age of 64 years old!

Not only did she complete the swim in about 52 hours, but she did it without a shark tank. This officially makes her the first person to swim this location without protection as well as this being the longest distance anyone has swam without a tank!

Susie Maroney of Australia is the only other person to swim the Florida straight.

What makes this even more incredible was Diana had confirmed before the even that this would be her last attempt.

What a way to go out!

Congrats, gurl!

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5 comments to “Diana Nyad's 5th Time Was A Charm! Completes Historical Swim From Cuba To Florida!”

  1. Maggie says – reply to this



  2. 2

    Awesome :)

  3. ;-) says – reply to this


    Woohoo! I'm glad she made it. A great example of never giving up until you achieve your goal :)

  4. Dee Dee Heller says – reply to this


    I find her feat inspirational, congratulations
    I just hope that this does not encourage Cubans on the island, that it is now possible to swim to Key West
    Does anyone remember many years ago the Elian Gonzales story .
    and that butch looking Janet Reno

  5. 5

    Congrats to her.
    By the way, it is spelled "strait" not "straight".